June 29, 2016

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Softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney stays calm, collects big victory

NORTH ROYALTON — Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney didn’t feel any pressure before Monday’s Northeast Ohio Conference opener against North Royalton. And for good reason. Turns out she had it all under control. The junior pitcher struck out 10 and aided her own cause with a pair of hits and an RBI as the Pioneers defeated the Read More…

Baseball: Avon pitcher has ‘perfect’ day with help from defense

AVON — It was about as perfect a game as Avon could want Monday without actually being a perfect game. Avon defeated Elyria Catholic 4-0 in a West Shore Conference game at All Pro Freight Stadium as senior Anders Mahon faced the minimum 21 hitters, despite giving up four hits. Mahon (4-0) struck out nine Read More…

Mayor Brinda has been busy learning on the job for first 100 days

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda got to work early Monday for a meeting with her staff, and then she set up her afternoon to work on the wording for the new city website, which will launch in a few weeks. It didn’t dawn on her that April 9 was the 100th day of the year Read More…

Photo gallery: EC students leave to help tornado victims

Elyria Catholic students, 56 strong, left Monday on a trip to help tornado victims in Henryville, Ind. They’ll return Saturday. A four-year, $10,000 grant from First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association of Beachwood paid for “alternative spring breaks” for the students.

Man arrested after traffic dispute

ELYRIA — A dispute over traffic signals led to the arrest of a Lorain man on Friday. Police arrested and charged David Komadina, 53, with menacing after he allegedly threatened to hurt a woman who had hit his vehicle. Komadina, of the 2500 block of East 33rd Street, was traveling north on Tillotson Street when Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet church Treasurer Cynthia Purnell

Cynthia Purnell Age: 57 Lives: Elyria Pursuit: Church treasurer You’re involved with a church? Yes, the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, right here on West River. The pastor of Mount Zion is Marcettes Cunningham. In what capacity? I’m the treasurer. I’m responsible for the total operation of the church from contributions, to church spending, financing Read More…

Photo gallery: St. Mary Church serves Easter dinner

St. Mary Church in Elyria served Easter dinner after Mass on Sunday.

The crash corridor: Elyria’s accident totals far outstrip its size, with worst along Route 57

ELYRIA — There were 1,524 motor vehicle accidents in Elyria in 2011, more than in any other city in Lorain County, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Despite having a smaller population than Lorain, Elyria surpasses it in crashes. Parma, which has more than 25,000 more residents than Elyria, had 478 fewer accidents Read More…

Baseball: Errors help Middies roll over EC

ELYRIA — Bruce Lisicky’s prediction should have materialized. “I thought this was going to be a low-scoring game,” said Lisicky, the Elyria Catholic coach. It almost was, and it might have been had EC not opened the door for Midview with six errors. The Middies jumped on the Panthers’ miscues in the final three innings Read More…

Commissioner suggests bar association move into county building

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Bar Association is looking for a new home, and County Commissioner Tom Williams would like it to lease space in offices now inhabited by the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce on the fifth floor of the Lorain County Administration Building. Williams said it could be a “win-win” for the county, Read More…